Get protected book your flu vaccination now and avoid missing out
This year your flu vaccine will be provided at The Hythe Centre (Staines)36 Thorpe Road, Staines-upon-Thames, Egham, TW18 3HD rather than directly at your GP Practice.
The fastest way to request an appointment is to use our online Flu Appointment Request form.
Please do state if you have any preferred days when you are not available and/or any preferred dates/times.
Alternatively, during the week between 09:00 and 17:00, you can call 0300 561 1715 to book a convenient appointment. Please note you may need to hold on the line a little while if the service is busy.
The initial wave is to administer the flu vaccine to those between the ages of 50 and 64 years.
The next wave, once approved, is to administer the flu vaccine to those over 70 yrs old and at the same time to administer the Covid Booster vaccination.
This program will then be followed by the groups that qualify for a flu vaccination as detailed below or sooner if the Covid Booster is delayed:
- have certain health conditions
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
- frontline health or social care workers
- have a serious long-term health condition, including:
- respiratory conditions, such as asthma (needing steroid inhaler or tablets), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
- heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease or heart failure
- being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
- chronic kidney disease
- liver disease, such as hepatitis
- neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- problems with your spleen, for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or taking medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
Flu vaccine and coronavirus (COVID-19)
Flu vaccination is important because:
- more people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic
- if you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill
- getting vaccinated against flu and COVID-19 will provide protection for you and those around you for both these serious illnesses
- if you’ve had COVID-19, it’s safe to have the flu vaccine. It will still be effective at helping to prevent flu